Wayland Library News and Events, 22nd October 2022 – WaylandeNews

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SERVICES FOR ADULTS

  • Author talk: The Diamond Eye. Best-selling author Kate Quinn (The Alice Network) returns with a heart-pounding tale – based on a true story – of a silent bookworm who becomes WWII’s deadliest sniper. Only online. to register. Tuesday, October 25 at 7 p.m
  • Great Moderators: Let’s Keep Shooting. Photographer and Wayland resident Sachin Sawe believes that the more photos we take, the more we learn. In this presentation he will discuss his work and present some techniques of creative vision. A software engineer by trade and the son of an artist, he hopes participants will be inspired to pick up their cameras and start taking pictures. to register. Tuesday, November 1 at 7:30 p.m
  • Author talk: The founding mothers of NPR. Journalist Lisa Napoli’s fourth book follows four extraordinary women who became icons of journalism when their voices shaped National Public Radio. Based on extensive interviews and citing the author’s deep connections in the news and public broadcaster, Susan, Linda, Nina and Cokie is as beguiling and astute as his awe-inspiring subjects. Only online. to register. Wednesday, November 2 at 4 p.m
  • Going to extremes: The world’s most adventurous outposts. The author of ten books, award-winning travel journalist Peter Mandel, shares slides of his most extreme travel experiences: surviving a coup d’état in Ecuador, visiting a “city” of penguins at the South Pole, fishing for piranhas on the Rio Negro in Brazil, swimming in the Goodyear airship and camping in the African bush. Along the way, he will tell on the pages of magazines and newspapers how travel turns into prose. Online only, in association with the Woburn Public Library. to register. Wednesday, November 2 at 7 p.m
  • Book sale by Friends of the Wayland Library. It’s back, just for a day in our meeting room. Browse our huge selection of children’s materials and many adult and special gift books! Most books cost 50¢-$1. Saturday 5 November from 10am to 4pm
  • Exhibit: Vital Vibrant Visible. This exhibition, subtitled Local Indigenous Identity Through Portraiture, features photographs by Sara Lyons of indigenous people living and working in our region. Participants posed in a place meaningful to them and in a manner of their choosing. The resulting images, paired with some of her personal statements, can be seen in the library’s boardroom until November 28.

BOOK GROUPS

YOUTH SERVICE

FOR BABIES, TODDLERS AND PRESCHOOL KIDS

  • Outdoor Story Time with Ms. Leslie. Join Ms. Leslie outdoors to tell stories! Children and their caregivers hear stories, sing songs, and perform fun rhymes and moves. We’ll meet on the lawn behind the library. If the weather is bad, we organize fairy tales in the children’s room. For babies to preschool children, with caregivers. You can register here or through our online Eventkeeper calendar. Tuesday, October 25at 10:30 a.m
  • Story time outdoors with Ms. Pam. Join Mrs. Pam for stories, songs, puppets and activities outdoors. We’ll meet on the lawn behind the library. For children from 2.5 to 5 years with an adult. You can register here or through our online Eventkeeper calendar. Thursday, October 27th at 10:30 a.m
  • Fine motor fun. Children will engage in activities that help strengthen the small muscles in their hands and prepare them for writing, buttoning, and other life skills. From 2 years. Led by Jodi Levin of Family ACCESS Community Connections. Please register HERE. I’ll meet you in the Raytheon room. Wednesday, October 26 at 7:30 p.m
  • Story time with Obie the Dog. Children will hear dog stories and have the opportunity to visit Obie, a beautiful Samoyed. Obie is accompanied by his owner Helen. I’ll meet you in the Raytheon room. From 3 years accompanied by an adult. Please register HERE or from our online Eventkeeper calendar. Thursday, November 3 at 10:30 am.

FOR CHILDREN OF ELEMENTARY AGE.

  • Creepy handicrafts with Mrs. Elise. Children make spooky handicrafts with Mrs. Elise. I’ll meet you in the Raytheon room. From 4 years with supervisor. Please register HERE or from our online Eventkeeper calendar. Wednesday, October 26 at 3:30 p.m
  • lego club Children will make fabulous creations out of Legos. This month’s theme is Robots! I’ll meet you in the Raytheon room. From 5 years with supervisor. Please register HERE or from our online Eventkeeper calendar. Wednesday, November 2 at 3:30 p.m
  • About Numbers: More or less. Accompany Ms. Stephanie to stories, handicrafts and games about numbers and mathematics. I’ll meet you in the Raytheon room. From 4 years with supervisor. Please register HERE or from our online Eventkeeper calendar. Wednesday 9 November at 3:30 p.m

FOR YOUTH

  • Magic the Gathering for teenagers. teenagers! Play Magic the Gathering with your friends! Bring your own Magic Cards or use ours. Experienced players and newcomers welcome. For young people from class 6. Please register HERE or from our online Eventkeeper calendar. Friday, October 28 at 4:30 p.m
  • Teenage Board Games. teenagers! Spend time with friends, play some classic board games and try some new ones. We meet in the youth loft. Please register HERE or from our online Eventkeeper calendar. Thursday, November 10 at 4:00 p.m

FOR ALL AGES

Pumpkin Decorating Contest! Enter our 4th Annual Pumpkin Decorating Contest! Compete for the best carved or best decorated pumpkin! We will host competitions for children aged 3-11, teenagers aged 12-18 and adults aged 19 and over.

There are prizes! Here is the timeline:

  • October 25: Send a photo (1 photo only) of your pumpkin to Courtney at [email protected] by the end of the day. When submitting the photo, please indicate in which category and age group you are competing.
  • 27-30 October: Visit us on Facebook or on ours Home page Then vote online. Questions? Contact [email protected]
  • October 31st: Winners will be announced!

Questions about the competition? Contact [email protected]






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